In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    The goals and approach of the Jobs Initiative.

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    Case studies that describe a range of workforce reform activities.

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    How to create collaboration among job seekers, employers, workforce systems and community-based organizations.

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    How to develop and reward training programs that work.

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    How to lobby for changes in workforce rules and policies.

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    Why we need more resources for skills training.

Key Takeaway

Reforming Workforce Policies and Programs

Existing workforce policies too often emphasize short-term job placement without regard for workers’ training, advancement and long-term employability. A lack of resources and inadequate collaboration among businesses and community-based organizations form the basis of job seekers’ barriers to success. Establishing ties among business, labor and community-based providers can raise job quality, create training opportunities and ensure  long-term success for workers. 

Findings & Stats

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